UPEI’s Relay for Life will take place October 26 at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre giving students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to celebrate life, and remember those who have won or lost their battles with cancer. The first campus Relay for Life took place in October 2008.
More than 20 student teams will take part in the 12-hour, overnight event from 6 pm until 6 am, Saturday, October 27. Staff and faculty are invited to join UPEI students by putting together their own relay teams. Everyone on campus is encouraged to attend and contribute. Come cheer on cancer survivors as they take part in the victory lap!
Students like Ben Cudmore will be on-site and have great stories to share. Cudmore has taken his personal fundraising initiative to a whole new level. Aside from setting up an online donation page, he also rolled out a Facebook campaign where he promised to donate $1 for every “like” or “share,” as well as a hefty $10 donation for every friend that shaved their head and posted a photo to support the cause. Cudmore shaved his head in support of his mother who is battling cancer.
If you are not available to participate, there’s still time to support the teams involved. Donate online here.